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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 68,927 People

    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 10 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    I was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder

    after having a nervous breakdown last day senior yr high school. Missed grad&spent whole summer in my bedroom. Ashamed,confused as I was thrusted into this mental state foreign to me. Eventually I gradually fought for lack of better term to becoming somewhat dysfunctional not...
    Sugasug Sugasug 41-45, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 79 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    So...uh i guess its ok to put this here.

    last year, a few days before the holidays my mother found out about my self harm. she called me attention seeking. she wasnt very good to me,didnt feed me properly etc. so in october i tried to end it all. my mother never came up to see if i was ok despite the unusual silence...
    sukibulb sukibulb 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    There's no point in even trying at life,

    people just screw you over and no one wants to help or understand you, suicide is the only option
    Aplus82 Aplus82 31-35, M 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    People don't understand depression enough these

    days they think that we can easily change our moods it's not like that at all it's a constant battle we try our hardest to stay positive. If it was that easy we would do it straight away.
    Shervonxx Shervonxx 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    All I want to do cut

    and cry myself to sleep :( Why am I even here? Why do I even bother fighting anymore?
    Ki123 Ki123 18-21, F 8 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I don't feel good tonight well not just tonight

    it's been for several days, I just want to be normal and don't get very obsess about every think I do, I want and I need to control my life, :(
    andreadorian andreadorian 31-35, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Masochistic expressions of pain Never ending

    pouring rain Need to feel fire on skin It cures the torment within The beast crawling inside Rips heart open wide Accepting love as acid to thirst The last as painful as first Need for comfort deep surrounding Through the body heart is pounding Fire touches flesh and heals The...
    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 31-35 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Why is it that when people think of depression

    they think that it's when people don't have the ability to handle their own pain.....I can handle my pain just fine..... It's the hate that surrounds me...people fight, cheat, rape, it's just so awful why would I be happy living in such a horrible world...?
    RhsStud17 RhsStud17 16-17, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    depression is a mental problem.

    not you being in a bad mood.
    sukibulb sukibulb 16-17, F 4 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    why is everything so damn complicated?

    love, family, friends, school, jobs, college, money, sports, social activities, everything and anything. life and everything in it is so damn complicated!
    recoveringteen00 recoveringteen00 13-15, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    Idk if there's even a point in life anymore

    like is there some great point or is it a punishment sometimes I feel more loved by my depression than by people in real life
    Corneredblades Corneredblades 13-15, M 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    I can feel myself getting more depressed

    everyday. Last year was so great for me, I was doing okay but when the new year started, I felt different. I begin to drink more and starting gaining weight. I've been depressed before but never like this. I can't hold a conversation with someone for more than a minute. I can't...
    hilaryxoxo hilaryxoxo 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 16 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    Felt so depressed in college today couldn't

    even focus during lecture. Felt as though I'm gonna die. Sigh. I need someone to talk to. I need a therapist or counsellor.
    looseflannel looseflannel 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 37 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Things have been really bad

    for me recently. Even more so today. Sometimes, I feel like if I think about it hard enough, I can somehow will my death into existence. The weather is so very beautiful out today. It would be a lovely day to go.
    Nero82 Nero82 31-35, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    psychh psychh 18-21, F 6 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I don't want to die. I want to feel alive again.

    But lately I catch myself thinking "I just want to die" over and over again. I'm always sad and in pain. Except when I'm with my best friend or hanging with my family. But I keep secrets from my family about who I really am. I know what I want for myself would hurt everyone...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm starting to hate my job

    and struggling to find a new one. im working weekends and evenings do missing out on a social life. my boyfriend barely shows me any attention it's like he doesn't care if I'm around or not. so fed up can not see any light at the end of the tunnel.
    lnicolem lnicolem 18-21, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    flower79 flower79 31-35, F 12 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Suicide is my daily thought.

    Should I or shouldn't I?
    BloodRunsSlow BloodRunsSlow 13-15, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 57 Responses Jan 18

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    im suffering borderline personality disorder.

    Im sad all the time and nobody notices,,
    EmmaOkay EmmaOkay 18-21, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    People in our society today hear you have

    issues with depression and they want to puts a label on you of being crazy. That's not true. Depression is depression s
    itsjustme333 itsjustme333 41-45, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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